1. Anarchy in the U.K.
2. I Wanna Be Me
3. I'm a Lazy Sod
4. Dolls (New York)
5. Don't Give Me No Lip Child
6. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
11. No Feelings
12. No Fun
13. Pretty Vacant
14. PA Trouble
Before the Sex Pistols began a swift decent into back-stabbing oblivion that destroyed so many Stadium Rock bands of the 1970s, there was a group that pounded out some great music in the English clubs.
Live at the 76 Club is one of several concerts that found its was on bootleg vinyl in the late 1970s.
It features original bass player Glenn Matlock - who later played bass and guitar for Iggy Pop - John Lydon, who is starting to formulate that "Rotten" image, and the drumming/guitar of Cook-n-Jones, respectively.
The set is not only starting the foundation for the band's only studio release, but also one that had only minor variations on stage. I have always felt the highlights are Lydon's frantic rendition of The Stooge's No Fun and the band powering through The Who's Substitute.
Though the sound quality isn't top notch, it captures the band on a night where the music means more than the style. One needs only to hear performances from the infamous United States tour to realize the group had deteriorated to nearly a parody of itself.
But on this night, you will hear the Pistols playing hard, playing loud and playing because they believed in their band.